Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017
Quick Quotes is very excited to participate in the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The winter edition of the wildly popular Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is kicking off today. Quick Quotes is a super sponsor for this hop and if you play along you have a chance to win a $25 Online Gift Certificate*.
There are several days to play, so be sure you link up your project for a chance at tons of fabulous prizes by many sponsors!
  • Theme: Winter
  • Use: Coffee, Tea and or Cocoa Images
For all the important information about winners and linking up for this hop, please be sure you visit: 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
We invite you to stop on back to our blog here as we will have several Winter Coffee projects to share with you today and a few more to come  as we celebrate the love of Winter and Coffee!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)

June here, joining the fun with the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I've used our new Serenade papers and edged everything with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The colors of this collection are perfect for this time of the year.

Christmas Gift Card Holder by June Swart

For a fun twist I made a pocket on the front for a gift card!

Also, if you use die cuts on your card, as I did, we would love to have you join our Quick Quotes Challenge this month. You can link to it here.

Quick Quotes Products:
Serenade 103
Serenade 105
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner

Thanks for joining us!
~ June
Coffee Queen by Connie Mercer
Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mahogany, Midnight Confessions and Green with Envy
Other Products:
Stamps: Darkroom Door and Joy Claire
Steel Die: Tim Holtz
Buttons: Buttons Galore & More
Adhesive: Beacon
Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

Alicia O'Bryant created these fabulous cards with a masculine flair!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy and Bora Bora
Thanks for stopping on over and we hope you enjoy the hop!
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Collage with Canon and Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a Christmas layout featuring a photo collage printed on my Canon Pixma TS6020 printer.

I started with a stack of red and green scraps from the Earth Wind Fire Collection.  By layering them in the center of my page and tucking in a large kraft tag, I created a photo mat for a 5" x 7" photo.

I wanted to create a photo collage including some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. Almost every single one of my ornaments has a story or a memory associated with it and I have shared several of those stories with my children over the years. Of course I realized that scrapbooking is the best way to make sure those stories are remembered! 

The Canon Pixma TS6020 printer comes with an easy to use software package that includes several templates. I went into the Photo Layout section and selected the Bordered (x4) template. I chose a portrait orientation for my pictures, a 5" x 7" size and then I started to play! I added my first photo and typed in the name of the town where I bought that cute little angel ornament!

I was able to specify which font I wanted to use, change the size of the text and even turn it so that the text ran up the side of the photo instead of across the bottom!  I was also able to easily crop and "zoom in" on my photo so that the angel practically filled my frame!

I worked my way through each of the 4 photos I placed in this particular template.  In the final photo (see below) I actually added 2 text boxes so that I could have 2 different font sizes!

My Image Garden software makes it really easy to edit and embellish your photos. Once I was happy with everything, I loaded 5"x7" photo paper into the rear tray and sent the collage to print on my Pixma TS6020 printer. 

I think the photo collage looks perfect on the page!

I embellished with some laser cut chipboard ornaments...
...added a title with alphabet stickers...
...and included this chipboard deer in the bottom right because he is a reference to one of my ornament stories!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 102, 108 and 105
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Clay

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Chipboard
Alphabet stickers

I actually created a few collages that I will be using in another project so be sure to check back later this month!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! 

~ Susie
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Off the Page with Kathi!

Greetings, it's Kathi hosting the blog!  Today I am sharing with you a 12 x 12 canvas.

I prepped the canvas with gesso and  light gel paste. I then added the Whistlin' Dixie 106, tore the two long sides adhering it to the canvas with the gel paste.

Full view of 12 x 12 canvas...

  • Detail view of turquoise glue paste used with a snow flake stencil, color sprays in green, blue and plum sprayed over the paper and the canvas.
  • Flowers and leaves arranged on the left side with pearl flourish cascading out from the floral spay.
  •  I used patterned paper to die cut the snow globe, snowflakes and the Christmas tree. Bora Bora PowderPuff Chalking Ink distressed the outside of the photo and the snow globe.

Details of snow globe

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Whistlin' Dixie: 101, 102 and 106
Bora Bora Powder Puff Chalking Ink

Other Supplies:
12 x 12 Canvas
Color Sprays- Color Wash - Sailboat Blue & Wild Plum
Lindy Stamp Gang - My Moilto Green
Glitter Paste - BoBunny Turquoise Glitter Paste
Flowers - Prima and KS4U
Dies from my stash - Snowflake, Snow Globe, 31/2" circle
BoBunny snowflake stencil

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the holidays!

Kathi Mann
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Card Inspiration with Martha!

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share a Photo Christmas Card that I made using my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 , one laser print from November Club Q and the new Sonata 104 decorated paper.

Here is my Christmas card:
Photo Christmas Card 

Creating the front of the card was very fun. I used one of the laser prints included on November Club Q and I die cut it with and ornament die cut.

  • I created a card base using whisper white card stock and covered the card front with the red side of the Sonata 104. 
  • Then I created a mat for the ornament using some Forest Pine Branches that I cut using a die cut from Memory Box and two different green decorated papers, the Chiffon 104 and the dark green included on the November Club Q. 

Photo Christmas Card 

  • I pasted the ornament on the center with double sided foam tape and embellished it with a tiny bow of red and white baker's twine. 
  • To embellish the card I added a lot white dots that I made with Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Simply White and let the card front dry for a while.

Photo Christmas Card 

  • Inside of the card the process was more simple. I just selected a family photo and decided to print it with a white border around it. 
  • Using my Canon PIXMA TS 9020, I went to the Canon Quick Menu and selected print photo and, like magic, I had a lot of options to choose from.

Photo Christmas Card 

  • When I had my canvas ready I just had to click 'Add Image' to add the photo and it was included on the indicated space and ready to print. 

Photo Christmas Card 

I used 4"x6" Canon Glossy Paper and I really love how this card looks.

Photo Christmas Card 

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata 104
Chiffon 104
November Club Q

Canon Products:
Canon PIXMA TS9020
4"x6" Canon Glossy Paper

Other Products:
Whisper White Cardstock
Ornament and Forest Pine Branch Die Cuts by Memory Box
Red and White Baker's Twine
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Simply White

I hope my Photo Christmas Card inspires you to make something different using your family photos for your lovely family and friends!

See you soon!!
Martha Lucia
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Sweetest Moments with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a card, using the Windsong Collection by Quick Quotes.  I wanted to share with you how easy it was to add color to a die cut with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I'm playing along with our new Challenge for December, we hope you join us!

The ivy cluster, circling the quote, is a die cut. It was cut out of white cardstock making it really easy to color it any color I needed.

I wanted the ivy to match the buttons and the card base, so I used Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes.

I inked the ivy while still attached and then punched them after they were colored.  I continued to shade around the edges of the leaves adding depth to the ivy.

PowderPuff Chalk Inks are so fun to use and very user friendly. They come in all different shades and are beautifully rich in color.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack
Windsong 500 - Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss and Rusty Nail (retired)

Other Supplies:
Buttons Galore and More
Divine Twine
Fun Stampers Journey: Ivy die

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Challenge 81 Winners!

Happy Sunday to you!  We have some winners to announce from our Challenge 81 - "Fall Colors".

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us! Don't forget to join in on our new Challenge 82 - "Use Die-Cuts!".

Congratulations and Happy Shopping 
to our randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

"Top 3 Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog)
#8: Autumn (Chris)
 Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday Challenge 82!

Hello, Alicia here to hosting the blog for you today!

This month it's Friday Challenge 82 and our theme is... Use Die Cuts! Be sure to stop back at the blog this weekend for the Winner Announcement for the November Friday Challenge 81 "Fall Colors".

Also, don't forget there's a Design Team Call going on if you are interested in designing with some yummy Quick Quotes products!


I created two examples using electronic and manual die cuts. My first project is perfume box. I have never before used an SVG with my Cricut. I realize too late I chose a very detailed 3 dimensional project for my first attempt. In the end, I decided to scrap some of the accessory parts and put a crystal knob on the top.

Here is a view with the lid removed. There were lots of layers and supports inside to make for a pretty sturdy little box.

I added ribbon, flowers and pearls to accent the box.  
As I stated above, some of the pieces were not up to my standards, so I replaced the paper pieces with a crystal knob.  I think it really adds a touch of elegance.  Now, who will be the recipient?

Just in case you don't own an electronic die cutting machine, I made an example using manual die cuts.  I used Warm Gray Powderpuff Chalking Ink to edge all the pieces, it really adds to the three dimensional effect.  I also stamped the sentiment with the same ink.

Quick Quotes Products:

Harmony 103 
Harmony 104
Adventure Awaits 101 
Navy Powderpuff Chalking Ink

Serenade 105
Harmony 102
Mulberry Paper Pack 
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Desert Sun and Warm Gray

Other Products:
Dreaming Tree Opaline Perfume Box SVG cut
Ribbon, Pearls, Knob, and Flower
Stampin Up Sentiment and Punch
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Candlelight Die

I hope this gives you some ideas to create and play along this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Die Cuts".
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes Die Cuts - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:59 pm PST on 12/29.


  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Link Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.) 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mixing it up with Alicia!

Hello, Quick Quotes readers. Alicia with you today and I am still scrapping my wedding album. 

I used several Quick Quotes paper packs to create the two layouts I am sharing today. I used elegant and richly colored pieces to accentuate the stained glass window in the venue. I also relied on my Cricut for the various shapes cut from the paper.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 13x19 Wireless Printer to print the vibrant 5x7 photos.

Details of the layers of paper, ribbon and pearls.

On my second layout I used some manual cutting tools to cut several of the layers but still included Cricut cuts.  Since both of these layouts featured the stain glass window I wanted to keep some embellishments the same.  Layering the pearls and other embellishments on top of the die cuts really make the layers of Quick Quotes paper pop!

Designer Printing Tips:

I thought I would share some helpful hints on printing the best photographs with your Canon printer.  

  • Find your Printer properties or Printer preferences and adjust your settings to fit your print job.  
  • My print program defaults to a standard 8.5x11 paper print.  
  • I often use that setting so I don't want to permanently change that setting.  
  • However, I have adjusted the setting for my photography printing and saved those settings which makes it so easy to get great photos every time.  
  • You can see from my collage below that the 5x7 photo print is saved with high quality settings.

Quick Quotes Products:
Earth Wind Fire: 106 and 108
Urban Oasis: 101 and 102
49 Shades of Grey: 104 and 500
49 Shades of Grey Die Cut Stickers
Whistlin' Dixie: 107

Canon Products:
Canon 5x7 glossy photo paper

Other Products:
Cricut Close to My Heart Artiste Cart
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Dies
DL Art Crinkle Ribbon Christmas Wish
Jolee's Embellishments
Creative Memories Custom Cutting System
Misc: Pearls, Flowers and Brads

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fall Inspiration with LeeAnn

Greetings Quick Quotes friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a Fall Thank You card that I made for my sister-in-law for hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

Granted, we do live across the street from each other and eat together at least once a week, but she loves to cook and I love to craft. Works for us.

Using paper from the Sonata paper pack, I found this sheet lent itself greatly to fall colors.

Using a Tim Holtz leaf die I ran it through my Big Shot and cut the fall leaves twice. Once to get the initial leaves and again in a page with the paper turned the other way so I could reverse the leaves from the original side they were from.

This was then adhered to a piece of paper from the Serenade paper pack to coordinate the green color on one side that I love to see. Not only is green my favorite color, but also because we are in Florida and that is what we see most of the time.

Using Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink I stamped out the word Thank You on a piece of Windsong, I cut the ends into a banner and adhered it to the front of the card with foam tape to add dimension.

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata Paper Pack
Serenade Paper Pack
Windsong Paper Pack
Sunset PowderPuff Ink

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. I hope everyone reading this post had a great Thanksgiving with their families and will have a Happy Holiday season to come.

~ LeeAnn
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Family Recipes with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.

Our Thanksgiving tradition is for everyone to make a favorite dish to share. I thought it would be a good keepsake to create a page that included the recipes we used and photos of this occasion.

Most of the page is pretty simple, keeping the focus on the photo and recipes. I used Sonata and Windsong papers and quotes.

To make the recipe mini album:
  • Cut five 6" x 3.5" rectangles from Windsong 102
  • Attach each rectangle to the page with washi tape on left side, spacing each card an inch apart
  • Cut one 6" x 3.5" rectangle from Sonta 100
    • Die cut the center to make a frame
    • Attach to the top of the first Windsong rectangle
    • Add title and embellishments
  • Add recipe cards and photos 
  • Attach tabs

All of the pictures were printed with my Canon Selphy photo printer. The photos in the recipe album are mini prints. If you want a tutorial of how to make them, you can find it here.

Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata 100
Windsong Paper Pack
Windsong Quotes and Phrases

Canon Products:
Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Selphy High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper set
I really like how this page turned out and will be making a similar one with our holiday cookie recipes.

Thanks for stopping by,

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